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Tacora vulcano

stratovulcano 5980 m / 19,619 ft
Nord del Cile, Bolivia e Argentina, Sudamerica, -17.72°S / -69.77°W
Stato attuale: normal or dormant (1 di 5)

Tacora is the northernmost volcano in Chile and located near the Bolivian border. It is a roughly conical andesitic twin volcano tiogether with Chupiquiña volcano to the north.
Reported eruptions in 1930 and 1937 could not be verified by independent sources.
There are many sulfur mines in the saddle between Tacora and Chupiquiña, and hot springs are located on the eastern side of Tacora.

Stile eruttivo tipico: explosive
Eruzioni del vulcano Tacora: 1937(?), 1930(?)

Latest nearby earthquakes

Data / oraMag. / ProfonditàDistanzaUbicazione
Sun, 10 Jan 2021 (GMT)
10 gen 2021 14:33 (GMT -3) (10 Jan 2021 17:33:46 GMT)

156 km - Più
16 kmProvincia de Parinacota, Arica y Parinacota, Cile, 19 km a sud da Alto Peru, Provincia de Tacna, Regione di Tacna, Perù
Sat, 9 Jan 2021 (GMT)
9 gen 2021 18:40 (GMT -3) (9 Jan 2021 21:40:15 GMT)

138 km - Più
39 kmProvincia de Parinacota, 119 km a nord est da Arica, Provincia de Arica, Arica y Parinacota, Cile


Tacora volcano is built on top of the Arica Altiplano, which is an ignimbrite platform at ca. 4200 m elevation. The volcano has glaciers down to 5500 m elevation. An explosion crater 300 m below the summit on NW flank.

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8

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